Nancy J. Brown Leazenby, 73, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at her home with her family by her side. Born May 31, 1946 in Livermore to the late Grover Brown and Cassie Wilson Bell Brown, Nancy graduated from Livermore High School in 1964. She attended Murray State University where she met her future husband, Ross Milton Leazenby. They were married in 1965 and moved to Southwest Michigan where Ross and Nancy worked for William Alford Company developing the area Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise. In 1982, Ross and Nancy returned to Kentucky to open the Little Caesars Pizza stores in both Southern Indiana and Western Kentucky.
Nancy expressed her faith as a devoted member of First Baptist Church since 1983 where she sang in the choir, supported youth groups, and helped establish the Prayer and Benevolence Ministry. Her passions in life were led by her family, friends, and faith in which she spread light to all. Nancy treasured her grandchildren, family, and special friends and enjoyed traveling with them.
Nancy also was preceded in death by her sister, Winnie Atherton in 2013. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 54 years, Ross M. Leazenby Jr.; son, Bryan Leazenby and wife, Anne; daughter, Laura McCain and husband Jeff, all of Owensboro; grandchildren, Kate McCain, John Ross McCain, Megan McCain Bankemper (Spencer), and Luke McCain (Mercedes); brother, James Anthony Brown (Kaye) of Longmont, Colorado; sister, Linda Lou Pack of Louisa, Kentucky.
The family will always be thankful for the love and compassionate care of Debbie LaMar, Connie Osborne, and Linda Clark.
The funeral service will be 10:00 am Monday at First Baptist Church. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 until 6:00 pm at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory and Monday from 9:00 am at the church. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the First Baptist Benevolence Ministry, 230 J.R. Miller Blvd. Owensboro, KY 42303.
Memories and condolences for the family of Nancy Leazenby may be left at www.glenncares.com